Holy cow, everyone. It's really feeling real now. Frank and I are getting married! :) We've officially visited 4 venues, after having done PLENTY of online research ahead of time to eliminate about 435,437,896,726 places from Phila to Lancaster (which for those of you who don't know the area, it's about an hour and a half drive from one to the other, and we were looking at everthing in between). We've narrowed it down to two. The Columbia Station in Phoenixville, PA (http://www.weddingcaterer.com/columbia_station.htm) . They are a catering business that transformed an old train station into an event venue. They even have an old caboose as their bridal suite! Sooo cute, and the woman that met with us was awesome! She went over every detail with us, from the moment we'd get there to the moment we'd leave. It sounded amazing. Here are a couple pics:
I didn't think we'd find a place we liked as much...that is, until we went to Meredith Manor in Pottstown, PA (http://www.chestercountywedding.com/photos.htm). They have everything I ever dreamed of...gorgeous outdoor ceremony site. Beautiful landscaping. AND!! A fantastic tented reception area! I love tents. :) Here are a couple pics of Meredith Manor:
More pics of each venue can be found on their websites.
I had secretly been hoping that we wouldn't like any other place so that making a decision would be easy. But now we like two! And it's going to be so hard to decide! Thankfully...Meredith Manor is having an open house next weekend, where we can taste food, see more of what it would look like on our actual wedding day (they were doing some renovations while we were there today). And Columbia Station does taste testings the first Wednesday of every month. So Frank and I plan to let our tastebuds do the choosing :) Because really...with great friends and family, the next most important thing is the food! We just missed April's tasting at the Columbia Station, so we'll have to wait till May. But hopefully then, we'll know where (and when!) our wedding will be! YAY!
And also...I just got these in the mail the other day. Aren't they so cute!? And so appropriate?! :P LOVE them! You can find them on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonempire